Spicy Garlic Shrimp Tacos

Spicy Garlic Shrimp Tacos

  • Servings: servings 4
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Author note: Two mixing bowls are required for this recipe. If you prefer a non-spicy option, omit the cayenne. If you want more heat, add additional cayenne. This meal pairs perfectly with black bean puree.

3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

4 garlic cloves, chopped

1 teaspoon kosher salt

1/2 teaspoon cayenne

1/2 teaspoon paprika

zest of 1 lemon

juice of 1 lemon

1/4 cup chopped chives

1 pound shrimp

tortillas

chopped cilantro, for toppings

sliced radishes, for toppings

queso fresco, for toppings

lime wedges, for toppings

sour cream, for toppings

  1. Heat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. In a medium sized mixing bowl place 2 tablespoons of oil, 2 cloves of chopped garlic, ½ teaspoon of salt, ¼ teaspoon of cayenne, ¼ teaspoon of paprika and the lemon zest. Stir well to combine
  3. In a second medium sized bowl place 1 tablespoon of of oil, 2 cloves of chopped garlic, ½ teaspoon of salt, ¼ teaspoon of cayenne, ¼ teaspoon of paprika, juice of 1 lemon and the chives. Stir well to combine and set aside.
  4. Add the shrimp to the first bowl (the bowl without the chives) and turn the shrimp several times to coat.
  5. Pour the shrimp mixture onto a foil-lined baking sheet. Spread the shrimp out into an even single layer.
  6. Place the shrimp into the oven and cook until pink, about 8 to 10 minutes.
  7. Remove the shrimp from the oven and with a slotted spoon place the cooked shrimp into the second bowl.
  8. Turn the shrimp several times to coat well.
  9. Warm the tortillas, in the microwave, on the stove top or in the oven.
  10. Once the tortillas are warmed, add the shrimp, chopped cilantro, sliced radishes and queso fresco. Top with a spritz of fresh lime juice. Salt to taste.

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